After the ‘slap’ incident in Oscar, Jada Pinkett has finally put words for Will Smith and Chris Rock. As you likely recall — either from watching the incident live or from the media’s incessant replay of the footage. The slap was in response to a joke Rock made about Pinkett Smith being bald. She had previously spoken about her struggles with alopecia.
“My deepest hope is that these two intelligent, capable men have an opportunity to heal, talk this out and reconcile, The state of the world today, we need them both. And we all
need one another more than ever. Until then, Will and I are continuing to do what we have done for the last 28 years, and that keeps figuring out this thing called life together. Thank you for listening.” Pinkett says about her husband.
The ‘Slap’ Incident
At the Oscars, Smith smacked Rock when the humorist poked fun at Pinkett Smith’s looks, neglectful of her ailment. Minutes after the fact, Smith won the Academy Award for Best Actor, yet in his triumph discourse, he failed to apologize to Rock. However, he was sorry to
his kindred applicants and the Academy. He later apologized to Rock through Instagram.
Smith surrendered with quick impact as the Academy sent off a full survey into the occurrence. Smith’s acquiescence was acknowledged, as per Film Academy President David Rubin. “Ahead of our next arranged executive gathering on April 18, we will keep on traveling through with our disciplinary cycles against Mr. Smith for breaks of the Academy’s
Standards of Conduct.” Will Smith is banned from the Oscars for the next 10 years and his movies are on ‘hold’.
Pinkett Ailment and Rock’s After about
Jada is suffering from an auto-immune disease called ‘Alopecia Areata’ that causes hair fall. After the controversy, people are debating whether it is okay to make fun of someone’s medical condition or is it fine to react and resort to violence to put across the point. While we think that both making fun of someone’s illness and resorting to violence are not okay, the important takeaway should be to raise awareness and sensitivity about the disease
As for Rock, he’s started to address the incident during stand-up shows.”I’m OK if anybody was wondering,” Rock said earlier this month. “I got most of my hearing back.”